ART2102 is pleased to announce the opening of Miho Hagino, a duo-solo
show, a collaborative exhibition between two emerging Japanese
artists of the same name, one Miho is based in Mexico City while
the other Miho
lives and works in Los Angeles.
While differences in media, practice, and visual language taken
by two Mihos are palpable, the framework of this odd one-person
show is a playful riddle with enigmatic homonyms; a house of mirrors
where a clash of ego and alter ego is triggered. Both the artists
and the audience come to identify a legitimate violation of authorship,
which is for the artists themselves a point of unavoidable association
that will resonate and confuse throughout their career.
Miho Hagino will present new works by the artists, concerned with
identity and everyday coincidences, including a series of portrait
paintings, free-floating, sculptural frames, and a range of Orozco-esque
color photographs humorously depicting the everyday. In addition,
Miho Ogino, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the National
University, Osaka was commissioned to write a brief text on this
experiment. She was of course randomly selected by looking up
on Google an individual whose name is closest to "Miho Hagino."
The exhibition is partly supported by the Conacultura, Mexico
and the Japan Foundation.
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